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Geography at Bellerive FCJ Catholic College

Course description

A Level Geography is of great value when being considered for a place at university; it is a ‘facilitating subject’ for entry into a Russell Group University, as it is recognised not just for the content which students learn, but also for the skills they develop whilst studying.

It helps students consider their own values and attitudes and those of decision makers. Geography encourages students to develop and use a variety of geographical skills with a greater degree of independence, to broaden and deepen existing knowledge; these include skills associated with fieldwork investigation. Geography offers the chance to study contemporary and topical issues, developing students’ knowledge and understanding of what is going on in the world around them. The AQA course gives seamless progress to higher education and employment.

You will study a mixture of physical and human geography topics. At AS Level you will cover rivers and flood management, hot deserts, population and health. Whilst delivering the course content, your teachers will also develop your graphical, research and analytical skills; you will undertake one fieldwork

investigation. A2 geography also covers balance of human and physical topics, combined with geographical skills.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades, including at least grade C in GCSE Maths; B grade is preferable, due to the skills content of the course.

GCSE Geography minimum grade C is ideal, but students with a keen interest in the subject who have not studied it during Key Stage 4 will also be considered.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bellerive FCJ Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years